MAPPED FIRES Across EUROPE: Currently, every fire is raging in Europe, with Greece, Turkey, and Italy in significant crisis.
WILDFIRES have erupted in a number of nations, wreaking havoc and claiming lives. So where are the wildfires raging? Greece, Turkey, and California have all been heavily hit.
Devastating wildfires are raging around the world right now, as the world continues to experience rising temperatures and dry conditions as a result of the global climate crisis. Southern Europe has been particularly hard hit, with recent flames raging in Greece, Italy, and Turkey. In other parts of the world, fires are raging across the United States and Russia, destroying thousands of acres and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
On the Greek island of Evia, harrowing footage of refugees being carried by boat as fires consumed the shore surfaced this week.
The fire started on August 3 after the island experienced its worst heatwave in decades, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius, and has now spread across the island, burning out of control for five days.
Firefighters from the United Kingdom have been dispatched to the island, where at least 20 people have been injured and are being treated in hospitals.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from hotels, campgrounds, and homes in the Italian city of Campomarino Lodi, which is located in the Molise region.
A 53-year-old mother and her 34-year-old nephew were slain in the southern Calabria region, allegedly while attempting to save their olive trees.
As fires rage across the island, Sicily has declared a state of emergency that will last six months.
According to the most current estimates, fires in Turkey have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and killed at least eight humans as well as countless animals.
Rain has put a stop to the worst of the fires, allowing firemen to put them out.
However, the situation around the tourist attraction of Mugla appears to be quite critical, with firefighting efforts continuing and at least three neighborhoods being told to evacuate.
The Dixie Fire, California’s largest single wildfire in state history, continues to spread, destroying entire villages in the process.
The fire has spread to 700 square miles in central California, and only 21% of it has been contained.
People have died, however no official death toll has been issued, and a number of people are still missing.
More than 150 forest fires are burning in Siberia right now, threatening dozens of settlements across the huge territory.
There are 93 active forests in northeastern Siberia. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”